Search
PewDiePie signs copies of his new book "This Book Loves You" at Barnes & Noble Union Square on October 29, 2015 in New York City. *** Local Caption *** PewDiePie
PewDiePie signs copies of his book "This Book Loves You" at Barnes & Noble. Photograph by John Lamparski — Getty Images

YouTube’s Biggest Star Is Getting His Own Network From Disney

Jan 13, 2016

Felix Kjellberg, better known in the digital world as "PewDiePie," is developing his own web video network called Revelmode.

With over 40 million subscribers, PewDiePie has the single biggest YouTube channel and he's amassing a group of likeminded content creators to produce original shows and games, sell merchandise, and organize community events and charitable programs focused on social action.

According to the Revelmode website, his "talent squad" currently consists of eight people, all of which are YouTube personalities. In a YouTube video announcing Revelmode's launch, PewDiePie describes it as "Me and a bunch of really awesome YouTubers coming together as a group to do awesome things."

The Internet star is launching Revelmode in partnership with Disney-owned (dis) video network Maker Studios. In his video announcement, PewDiePie says this is something he's wanted to do for a while. He hinted at independently creating his own network in a 2014 interview with Icon, a Swedish magazine, in which he also expressed dissatisfaction with Maker, according to TubeFilter. Since then, he's renewed his contract with Maker and now his dream of creating his own network is coming to fruition.

"We do lose a little bit of hipster cred" by partnering with Maker, PewDiePie said in his announcement. But on the upside it does provide him and his talent squad with all the resources they need to make Revelmode "as awesome as possible."

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.

Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions